MANNERS & MORALS
Notes on U.S. customs, habits, manners & morals, as reported in the U.S. press last week:
¶ In Des Moines, Iowa, the Welcome Wagon Servicewhich gives newcomers to the city sample products from local merchants and manufacturerstried but hastily abandoned a subsidiary service: the delivery of six bottles of beer to newcomers, brides and mothers of newborn babies.
¶ In traffic-clogged Boston, the fire department voiced a shrill complaint: its modern motorized equipment couldn't get to fires as fast as horse-drawn pump carts did a half-century ago.
¶ In the South,...